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Rewards of Autumn

Autumn has crept up on summer,
Much as age has crept on me.
Without announcement, without fan-fare,
All the evidence I see.

The sunrise is a little later,
Sunset is earlier each day.
Geese are arriving from the Northlands,
Settling in as if to stay.

They are coming for the leavings
After harvesting is done.
Before long we’ll see the hunters
Camouflaged to have some fun.

I hang up my gardening hoe,
I have put garden to bed.
I’ll rest and read seed catalogs
As new plantings fill my head.

Goodbye to the heat of summer.
Milder days have come to please.
Now that the harvest is all finished.
Farmer and gardener take their ease. 

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  1. Date: 12/5/2012 7:52:00 AM
    Congrats on your win in Janette Fisher's sponsored contest Joyce. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/1/2012 3:31:00 PM
    Such a true reminded me I still have a water pump from the waterfeature to put in the shed GAH!!Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/1/2012 8:02:00 AM
    Wonderful as always Joyce, always love your take on life!!

  1. Date: 11/30/2012 12:00:00 PM
    Hello Joyce, love the reward,, and image, congratulations with your awesome win,, always~pd

  1. Date: 11/30/2012 6:52:00 AM
    Wonderful poem! The title is just perfect. Congrats on a well-deserved win!

  1. Date: 11/30/2012 5:05:00 AM
    Me too, love this Joyce, congratulations xx

  1. Date: 10/8/2012 4:27:00 PM
    Great topic with wonderful rhyme, rhythm, and flow..Enjoyed reading your creativity this eve..Sara

  1. Date: 10/8/2012 2:35:00 PM
    It's a very nice interim isn't it? too bad it means winter is coming!! Is it for the new fall contest. good one.

  1. Date: 10/7/2012 12:43:00 PM
    love this beautiful and clever write, Joyce. Congrats on your wins : )

  1. Date: 10/6/2012 7:05:00 PM
    i love this poem, it brought a big smile to my heart and my face.